Wonderful Counselor

“For unto us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor…” Isaiah 9:6

In an Old Testament prophecy written 700 years before the birth of Christ, Isaiah predicts the birth of the Son of God to the virgin Mary (Is. 7:14). In chapter 9, Isaiah declares four names for the Messiah. These four names describe the character, nature, and work of the Messiah. The first name is Wonderful Counselor. This title speaks of the perfect wisdom of Christ.

His wisdom allows Him to rule and reign over the universe perfectly. And His wisdom is brought to bear on behalf of His followers. We can benefit from His wisdom as we seek to navigate life and serve Him. Remember, Jesus is God so He is omniscient. He knows everything! So, this Christmas season remember that the Child born to Mary is available to be your Wonderful Counselor. Walk with Him, talk to Him, ask Him for His counsel. He is your Savior, your Lord, and your Friend!


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